What is BALOO?
BALOO stands for Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation.
It’s designed to introduce Cub Scout leaders to the newly expanded opportunities for pack overnight camping, and is an energetic training that will cover everything you need to know to plan and run a pack overnighter. It’s more than just camping demonstrations—it includes ideas for outdoor activities, games, ceremonies; information on selecting and using camping equipment; how to run a campfire program (you’ll participate in one) and hands-on Cub Scout cooking demonstrations! In short, everything you need to know to make your pack overnighter a fun and successful event for the entire family!
Why do I need BALOO?
BSA has made a number of changes to the camping policy for Tigers, Cub Scouts and Webelos Scouts. Besides participating in council camps (day camp, resident camp), packs may now organize overnight campouts for the boys and their families. All adults leading a pack overnighter must attend BALOO training in order to be issued a tour permit for the outing.
Where and when is BALOO?
Saturday, 15 October, 2011 @ To Be Announced from 9 AM to 5PM. Lunch, snacks, handouts are included and you’ll be totally BALOO Trained at completion and all for only $15.00.